You’re never too grown up to enjoy a good ice pop, and this elevated recipe is the perfect excuse to celebrate your inner kid. The sweet orangey flavor of Grand Marnier accents the fresh, juicy strawberries for a fruity flavor that’s perfectly balanced by tangy crème fraîche. Combining the ingredients in a blender helps them come together for a creamy, cool pop. To unmold them, run them under warm water for a brief moment until just loosened—too long and you’ll need to grab a napkin.

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Recipe Summary

active:
15 mins
total:
6 hrs 35 mins
Yield:
10
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Stir together strawberries, orange liqueur, sugar, and lemon zest in a medium saucepan. Cook over medium-high, stirring often, until mixture simmers and juices begin to thicken, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from heat, and let cool completely, about 20 minutes. 

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  • Process milk, crème fraîche, heavy cream, honey, vanilla, and salt in a blender on medium-high speed until fully combined, about 30 seconds. 

  • Divide strawberry mixture evenly among 10 (3-ounce) ice pop molds (about 1 tablespoon per mold). Divide cream mixture evenly among molds; stir gently to combine. Insert ice pop sticks or food-safe craft sticks, and freeze until firm, about 6 hours or up to overnight. 

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